previous Macbook Pro 13" vs new Macbook Pro 13"

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  1. thebadapple macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I have bought a 13" macbook pro 13 days ago. It was the more expensive version with the 2.66GHZ processor.

    If I return this tomorrow, and get the new one, what difference is there exactly?

    I understand the 15" and 17" have a new processor, but for the 13" users, will there be any significant point ?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Not really. There's a slightly higher capacity battery, but that isn't a big deal.
     
  3. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    No, I think you had the 2.53GHz. The choices were 2.26 and 2.53 before the update this morning.
     
  4. February1088 macrumors member

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    the ram, hard drive, and battery life increased

    did the graphic card change as well?
     
  5. thebadapple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Regarding processor, thats correct, sorry.
    The one I have from 2 weeks ago came with 4GB, as does the new one.
    In this case, will there be any real noticeable difference between the processors??
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    How are we supposed to know? You don't tell us what you use your machine for.
     
  7. ippikiokami macrumors regular

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    No, spend the difference if there is any on an SSD and you'll notice a lot more benefit than that meager boost
     
  8. thebadapple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, some HD video editing in Final Cut and some image editing in Photoshop, Illustrator as well as general business/office use.
     
  9. aldo818 macrumors regular

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    Very disappointed no real increase in Harddrive capacity nor in speed i really don t see the point why i ve waited so long to get an mbp 13 :(
     
  10. vong macrumors 6502a

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    how much better is the graphx card on this new one? i just wanna PLAY SC2 and D3 on full settings <_<;
     
  11. tikidoc macrumors regular

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    I am really disappointed with the update for the 13". I waited 4 months for a bigger hard drive and 2GB of RAM? Updates I could have done myself. What a huge disappointment.
     
  12. FLHX Guest

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    I agree this update on the 13 MBP is disappointing. Glad I didn't wait and bought one 2 months ago.
     
  13. aldo818 macrumors regular

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    If they call this update the next level they should change business maybe. This update is a joke!
     
  14. ilkevinli macrumors 6502

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    How in GODS name are they still using a Core2Duo CPU in a notebook designated as being a PRO series ????? Unbelievable !
     
  15. lapino macrumors regular

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    How long does the 'old' 13" last with battery? That's the only reason I might consider the new one instead of the old one which I can get for 150 euro cheaper.
     
  16. Montys macrumors newbie

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    Are the new batteries compatible with the previous gen. MBP 13"? Where would you be able to buy one?
     
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  19. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Looks like dedicated GPU in the 13". I should think that's a significant improvement.

    Cheers,
     
  20. mobi macrumors 6502

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    If you bought this from Apple, call them asap..they may be able to credit $100-200 due to the new machines coming out with better specs. However, if you are in the return period, without penalty, go for the upgrade!
     
  21. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Dedicated GPU in the last one too. They are right. The 13" update sucks bigtime.
     
  22. belvdr macrumors 603

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    The previous line of 13" MBPs also had a dedicated GPU.
     
  23. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    No the 9400m is not a dedicated GPU and according to this quote from notebookcheck.net neither is this new 320.

    "The NVIDIA GeForce 320M is an integrated chipset graphics card for Core 2 Duo based laptops and successor of the GeForce 9400M. It does not feature dedicated graphics memory but uses the systems main memory instead (shared memory). Therefore, the performance is not as good as similar cards with dedicated graphics RAM. The mGPU is based on the GT216 core (as the GeForce GT 325M e.g.) and offers all 48 shader cores.

    The gaming performance of the GeForce 320M should be compareable to a GeForce 310M and even better. Therefore, older and less demanding games should run in high details fluently. Modern and demanding games like Crysis or NFS Shift should only run in low detail settings.

    The 320M also supports PureVideo HD to decode HD videos with the GPU. Using CUDA, OpenCL, and DirectCompute the shaders of the GPU can also be used for other calculations (like encoding videos).

    The GeForce 320M is not similar to the GeForce GT 320M, which is based on a GeForce 9600M GT."

    Still better than the Alum MB 2.0 I'm now using. Once these go refurb I'll get the new 13".

    Cheers,
     
  24. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    I don't think either of you guys understand what those words mean. No 13" (previous and current) has ever had dedicated graphics.
     
  25. thebadapple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you mean they are likely to offer the new one as a direct replacement without having to pay the difference?
     

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